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A Mad Tea-Party Recap

Batwoman takes out one of the Wonderland gangers and tells him to give her his jacket. He quickly hands it over and Batwoman leaves as the police arrive to arrest the man.

Back at the Batcave, Kate gives the jacket to Luke and tells him use the phone inside the pocket to track Alice via the GPS. Luke tracks the phone's GPS to the Bowery. and Kate heads there.

Alice is trying on costumes when Kate comes in and accuses her of hiring The Rifle to kill her using the Coil Accelerator. Her sister notes that she made sure someone didn't kill Kate and gives her the piece of tech that lets the coil accelerator penetrate the Batsuit. Kate advises Alice to turn herself in, and Alice telsl her to leave as several gangers arrive to back her up.

Jacob is going to his car when the gangers grab him and drive away with their prisoner.

At the bar, Mary visits Kate and invites her attend the Gotham Humanitarian Gala with her where Catherine will be. Kate notes that Catherine lied to Jacob about B eth being dead, and Mary reminds Kate that she's holding hope out to Alice. When Kate says that Alice is family, Mary takes offense and tells Kate that Jacob is coming to the gala for her. She says that she thought Kate would do the same and leaves.

That night, Kate visits "Jacob" and asks if he's getting back with Catherine. He says that he can't just walk away from their marriage, explaining that he had breakfast with Catherine when he returned to Gotham. Jacob defends Catherine and Kate leaves, disgusted.

Alice wakes the imprisoned Jacob up and tells him that it's time for a father-daughter chat. Jacob asks her to release him from the chains, and says that Kate will know that he's gone. Alice tells him that Kate doesn't know and Jacob says that he's sorry that he left her behind. His daughter asks why he never tested the skull fragments Catherine found, and Jacob explains that he didn't think Catherine was lying. Alice doesn't believe it, and Jacob says that believing Catherine's lie was easier than going to bed with a broken heart. He admits that he failed her, and Alice thanks him for saying it and for making her what she is today. Jacob asks what she's planning, and Alice says that it's the day of her mad tea-party to which Jacob has been invited. She notes that Jacob is stuck there and says that he'll soon see, and leaves.

At Wayne Tower, Kate drinks and asks Luke how he's choosing to be with Catherine. She figures that the Jacob she met isn't him. She calls "Jacob" and tells him that it's not her business if he wants to get back with Catherine. Kate mentions a snowstorm at the wedding, and:"Jacob" agrees. Once Kate hangs up, she says that Jacob and Cathereine were married during summer, and figures that "Jacob" is Mouse.

Sophie suggests that she and Tyler go on a road trip, but he's not interested. She says that they should talk about her and Kate. Tyler doesn't want to talk about it, and "Jacob" comes in and briefs Sophie and Tyler about the security for the gala. Kate texts Sophie and warns her that "Jacob" is Mouse, just as "Jacob" tranq both of them unconscious.

That night, Mary takes a limo to the gala with Catherine and "Jacob" and vlogs the trip. "Jacob" proposes a toast to Catherine.

Kate visits Alice and asks her what she has planned. She points out a photo that Alice kept of the two of them as children, and figures that there's still some good in Alice. Kate asks where Jacob is, and Alice says that she left him in the same place he left her. As Kate goes, Alice tells her that Jacob isn't doing well and she should get there quick. Kate goes to the Cartwright house and discovers that Jacob has escaped his handcuffs and left.

Mary, Catherine, and "Jacob" arrive at the theater where the gala is going on. Luke checks the surveillance cameras and confirms via facial recognition that the Crow with "Jacob" is with is not a Crow. Meanwhile, both Catherine and Mary drink champagne.

In the theater, Dr. Campbell presents Catherine with the Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Sophie wakes up in Jacob's office and wakes up Tyler. They're both tied to chairs and the office is soundproofed. Sophie figures Alice didn't want to hurt them and has something planned for the gala, and if Alice killed Sophie then Kate would never forgive her. Tyler asks Sophie how she feels, and Sophie doesn't respond.

Catherine's teleprompter flashes a message to her that the Wonderland Gang is there and will open fire if she stops her speech. Alice is standing in the back, and Catherine recites Alice's speech saying that her company makes millions by putting weapons of war in the hands of criminals. Jacob makes money from protecting the citizens from the villains, and the true villains are right in front of the audience. Blood drips from Catherine's nose and she collapses.

Mary calls for medics, and "Jacob" goes to get medical help leaving his guard to watch over them. Cathereine wakes up and tells Mary that Alice made her give the speech.

Campbell tells the audience to stay in their seats, just as the lights go out and everyone panics. Batwoman arrives and attacks the gangers disguised as Crows.

Sophie uses her engagement ring to work at the bonds holding her and Tyler. He asks what was between them, and Sophie gets herself free, frees Tyler, and says that her relationship with Kate was the first time she broke the rules. Sophie doesn't answer Tyler's question and they head for the gala.

"Jacob" calls the commissioner to tell him that Alice has infiltrated the Crows and the police have to stand down.

Alice goes to where Mary is watching over Catherine, and says that Jacob won't be joining them. The villain admits that she poisoned Catherine with one of Hamilton projects: a neurotoxin designed to kill without mercy. Alice says that Hamilton didn't bother to develop an antidote, and tells Mary that Catherine made a choice. She tells Mary that she found a solution: a rare universal cure-all antidote. Alice pours it out and asks for a simple apology for all the pain Catherine caused her. Catherine apologizes, but Alice says that she doesn't believe her.

Batwoman continues fighting the fake Crows as she searches for Catherine and Mary.

Alice tells Mary that she was inches from her own mother's severed head, and Mary tells Catherine that she can't lose her. Catherine tells Alice that she's a mother, and when she saw Kate grieving she tried to take away her pain and gave Alice a lifetime's worth of pain. She admits that it's all her fault, and Alice thanks her and gives her the antidote. Mary starts bleeding from the nose and Alice realizes that they both drank the same poisoned champagne... and t5here's only enough antidote for one.

Mary figures that they need to find "Jacob", and Alice explains that he didn't poison himself. Realizing what Alice was doing, Mary tells Catherine that Mouse was posing as Jacob. Alice tells Mary to choose wisely and leaves. Mary figures that if they split the antidote they'll buy enough time to get to the ER. Catherine tells Mary to drink the antidote and says that it's okay. After a moment, Mary drinks it. and cries.

Alice radios her men and confirm that they've captured Jacob. Batwoman confronts Alice and asks where her father is, and Alice says that he's their father and Batwoman will find out soon enough. She tells Batwoman that she was locked in a cell for eleven years and dreamed of revenge. Alice finally says that Catherine had it coming and poisoned herself by slithering into their family and seducing Jacob. She insists that Catherine brought it on herself, and Batwoman grabs her by the throat. Alice laughs and Batwoman releases her. Mouse arrives, knocks Batwoman over a nearby balcony, and tells Alice that they have to go. Alice calls down to Batwoman, saying that she'll eventually see things her way, and goes.

Catherine tells Mary that she knows about her clinic, and she never said because she know if she said she approved, Mary would stop. She says that Mary is the one thing that she did right, and nothing makes her prouder than raising her. Catherine starts to say that she loves Mary and dies, and Mary administers CPR while begging her to stay with her.

Jacob wakes up in a SUV wearing a tux, and calls Kate. Kate confirms he is who he says, and says that Alice and Mouse were at the gala. Police cars pull up and the commissioner and his officers place Jacob under arrest. They find the chip on him and take him away.

Later, Dana Dewitt reports that Jacob killed Catherine after she admitted in public what her company had done.

Kate approaches Mary at her clinic, and Mary talks about how many horrible people she's saved. She says that she couldn’t' save Catherine, and tells Kate that her mother died the way that Alice planned it: slowly and in pain. The only way for Catherine to save herself was to let Mary die, and Catherine didn't because she's not the horrible person Kate and Alice believe she is. Mary asks Kate if Alice is worth it. Kate says that she isn't, and Mary tells her that it's too late before leaving.

Sophie calls the Commissioner but he won't take her call. Tyler tells Sophie that he wants family traditions, and doesn't want to waste his life fighting for something he can't have. He asks Sophie if she's in love with him, and Sophie admits that she doesn't know. After a moment, Tyler tells Sophie that she needs to figure herself out, and if she sees the same future that he does, maybe he'll be there and maybe he won't.

Kate looks at the phot of herself and Beth.

Sophie breaks into tears.

Kate smashes the photo, figuring that the Beth she knew is gone.

Mary destroys her clinic in a fury.

Luke finds the broken photo.

Kate visits Jacob in his cell and says that she hates Alice. Jacob promises to put Alice down once and for all once he gets out, and Kate says that he won't stop her.

In the sewers of Central City, Nash says that he's traveled across the Multiverse to kill the Monitor. Now the Monitor has saved his life, and he Monitor tells him to submit and begins his life anew. The runes glow and Nash touches them in sequence. The panel opens and a burst of light shoots out, bathing Nash in its radiance. He disappears, screaming.

Written by Gadfly on Dec 2, 2019

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